Days Set Up
Monday - Thursday
Analytic Time

3 - 10 days

MiChart Code
MDM2 Amplification by FISH
Soft Order Code
MMDM2

Test Updated:

Synonyms

12q15
MMDM2
Chromosome 12 centromere (CEP12)
Liposarcoma

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH)

Test Usage

This test detects amplification of the MDM2 gene region (12q15) via fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue specimens. FISH is performed using Vysis (Abbott Molecular, Inc.) probes to the MDM2 locus (12q15) and the chromosome 12 centromere (CEP12). MDM2 amplification is present in most cases of atypical lipomatous tumor/well-differentiated liposarcoma and most cases of dedifferentiated liposarcoma. MDM2 amplification is not seen in benign lipomatous tumors. Testing for MDM2 amplification may aid in the diagnosis and classification of these tumors.

Reference Range

Interpretive report provided.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

A formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue block containing sufficient neoplastic cells is preferred. Unstained slides (3, 4-micron slides) with associated H&E stained slide are also acceptable. Decalcified tissue or other fixatives will be accepted and the assay attempted, however these may result in failed testing due to degraded nucleic acid. Both blocks and slides should be stored at room temperature.

Collection Offsite

A formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue block containing sufficient neoplastic cells is preferred. Unstained slides (3, 4-micron slides) with associated H&E stained slide are also acceptable. Decalcified tissue or other fixatives will be accepted and the assay attempted, however these may result in failed testing due to degraded nucleic acid. Both blocks and slides should be stored at room temperature.

Normal Volume
Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue
Minimum Volume
 

Billing Information

CPT Code
88377-TC
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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